Category Archives: Breakfast

The Lady and Sons’ Shrimp and Grits, at Home (Naturally Gluten-Free)

shrimp and grits

This Yankee-turned-Deep-South resident doesn’t need any convincing to eat grits in any form — classic cheese, light-and-crispy waffles, salumi-stuffed arancini? I’m there. But shrimp, well, that’s another story. That is, until I met this version of shrimp and grits inspired by a friend’s visit to The Lady and Sons. Swimming in a creamy pool of highly-seasoned sauce studded with a generous amount of spicy, smokey tasso ham, all served over intensely cheesy grits, it’s nothing short of indulgent. Be prepared to fall in love at first bite.

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Marble Crumb Cake

Marble Crumb Cake (Gluten-free)

You’re gonna want to add this moist, chocolate-ribboned coffee cake to your to-bake list, like, now. Much like its crumb cake counterparts, a square of this tasty marble cake is a welcome — and totally indulgent — way to start the day. Wash a slice down with your favorite cup of joe, hot or iced, and a smile is sure to spread across your face!

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Chewy, No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Gluten-Free)

Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars - No Bake! (Gluten-free)

Who knew that re-creating Quaker’s classic chewy granola bars could be so simple? Not me, or you better believe I would have whipped up a batch much, much sooner! No baking required, we’re talking maybe ten minutes of prep, plus a bit of chilling, before you’ll be nibbling away at these tasty, peanut-butter-chip-studded snacks.

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Cheesecakelets

Cheesecakelets

Cheesecakelets immediately transport me back to my very first studio apartment. Atop the tiny stovetop, I’d whip up batch after batch of these tasty pancakes in Ikea’s cheapest finest skillet set. Made with just a smidgen of oat flour ground in my trusty Oster blender, they marked my first successful foray into gluten-free cooking.

Back then, I was just beginning to explore gluten-free cooking and didn’t really know where to start when stocking a pantry. Rice flour (which I’ve never really enjoyed texture-wise), gluten-free oats and cornstarch were pretty much all she wrote.

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Almond Scones

Almond Scones

Across between muffin tops and Irish soda bread — albeit a sweeter, more moist version — these unique almond scones are a terrific grab-and-go breakfast or snack to have on hand. Even better, the batter only takes a couple minutes to mix together — they really couldn’t be much easier to make!

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